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|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||50% ♂/♀|
Nettapakkam (Tamil: நெட்டப்பாக்கம்) is a Village, Commune and Assembly Constituency in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. It consists of Nettapakkam Enclave and Embalam part of Nettapakkam Commune in the main Enclave of Puducherry. It forms a part of western border to the Union territory.
Nettapakkam played a vital role in the merger of Puducherrry UT with India Union. It was at the Nettapakkam police station that the Tricolour was hoisted for the first time on March 31, 1954, by Socialist party leaders in favour of a merger with the Indian Union. Also an ancient Shiva temple exists here.The original name of Nettapakkam is called as "Nedumpakkam" then as time passes it changed into Nettapakkam.
As of 2001[update] India census, Nettapakkam had a population of 25,503. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nettapakkam has an average literacy rate of 81.49%, male literacy is 88.89%, and female literacy is 74.13%. In Nettapakkam, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Nettapakkam is 25 km. from Puducherry city. It is connected with Puducherry by Puducherry-Madukkarai Bus route.
Two RC Roads passes through Nettapakkam. They are
- Frontier Road (RC-21)
- Mangalam - Madukkarai Road (RC-19)
In fact Nettapakkam is located at the junction of RC-19 and RC-21
The roads in Nettapakkam leads to places such as,
- Pakkam X Road
Place of interest
Ramalingeshwar temple is located in the heart of Nettapakkam. This temple belongs to Chola period.
Nettapakkam has two schools,One for primary and another for Higher Secondary(VI - XII)
Nettapakkam has its own Government Health care centre.
Puducherry Western Entrance, Madukkarai
An entrance arch is built at Madukkarai on Siruvandadu Road. The pillar in the arch displays the Freedom fighter's name, who fought for the merger of Puducherry UT with the Indian Union.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.